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click to enlarge Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland - Ave., Woodland Park, 687-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 - a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn - Rising, works by Julianza Shavin-Katz as a memorial to - her father, though March. Visit opticalreverb.com for - more.
  • Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn Rising, works by Julianza Shavin-Katz as a memorial to her father, though March. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September. Visit money.org for more.

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Featuring Artisans of the Artists Lair through March 22. Beginner and intermediate classes in hand built clay begin March 13.

ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute. 385-7900. Open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sat. 1-5 p.m. Presenting Exploring a Legacy: Youth an Diversity, art and poetry of Sierra High School students, through April 7.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Sol, works referencing the sun, through March. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists in the Common Gallery, through March.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring New Orleans Before the Storm, works by Susan Morello and Jo Anne Bailey at Venue 515, through March. Wunderkind, works by local high school students, March 9 to April 14. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5-7 p.m. Visit thebac.org for more.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, works by Marina Zurkow, through April 14. Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibit, April 24 to May 14. Opening reception, April 26, 4:30 p.m.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art in Community, works by Chi Leary, Beryl Hennington and Tyler Jensen, through April. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice. Grand opening, March 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11., 685-1254. Featuring Works of Peter King, photography, pottery, drawings and paintings. Opening reception, Thurs., March 15.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 E. Drennan Road, 550-1917. Featuring 2007 First Quarter Art Exhibit, works by Kathryn Wallace, David Twede, Jerry Rhodes, Tom Woodward and local school children, through March.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring A Day in the Life of Fannie Mae Duncan, through March. Visit cspm.org for more.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works, flame-worked Italian glass by Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin Anderson, through March 19. Visit commonwheel.com for more.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring works by nationally known muralist, draftsman and instructor Eric Bransby, through March. Visit cottonwoodartistsschool.com for more.

CSU-Pueblo Fine Art Gallery, Art-Music Building, Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Portraits from an Ark, footage of humans painted to depict animals, through March 23.

Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 587-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Mountain Artists Group through March 22. Opening reception, March 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Into Africa: A Photo Safari, photos by Lenore Hotchkiss, April 9-27. Opening reception, April 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilderness Images, works by Sue Cranston, Executive Director of Indigo Mountain Nature Center, May 8-24. Opening reception, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non-members. Featuring Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II, photos by John Fielder and William Henry Jackson, through April.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, March 9 to April 29. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5-8 p.m. Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

Fireplace Gallery of Colorado, 5755 Industrial Place, 574-3224. Presenting the Colorado Springs Art Guild, featuring original oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, sculpture and other media through March.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Better Homes & Icons, works by Heather Oelklaus, through March.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December. Opening reception and sale, Sat., March 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit laurareilly.com for more.

L.I.W. Cargo Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Featuring oil paintings, pastels, prints, watercolors and southwestern art by award winning area artists through March.

Machu Picchu Store, 954 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1418. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Products of Peru, native artworks by Peruvian artisans, through April.

The Nook, 2821 Dublin Blvd., 265-8980. Open Mon., 6:30-10:30 a.m., and Tues.-Sun., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring the works of Joe R. Luciano, Barbara J. Davies and Dottie Lirette through April.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 684-9439. Featuring Mutinous Continuum, works by Brian and Michelle Schivner, Llangdon Foss, Julianza Shavin, Randy Wix, Marina Eckler and more, through June 1.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Silver Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.

Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring High Country Artists, works of 17 local artists in oil, pastel and watercolor, through March 2.

Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Fountain Branch featuring Alex Sena's Gallery. Briargate Branch featuring Academy School District 20 Student Artists. East Library featuring Children of Niger by Lois Culter. Monument Branch featuring Palmer Divide Quilt makers. Ruth Holley Branch featuring Solitude, photography by Teri D. Brown. Visit ppld.org for more.

Pikes Perk Coffee Cafe, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Regarding Red Rock Canyon, photos by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through June 30.

Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Man's Perspective, works by Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Tradicon Mexico, three galleries of work by Mexican and American artists, through May 5. The Legend of Chromes, works from the Museo Soumaya de Mxico, and Viva La Revoluci'n! Money of the Mexican Revolution through April 21. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Maestros de Mexico: Continuity Amidst Challenge, jewelry and hollowware by designers of the Mexican Silver Renaissance benefiting CASA, through March 17. Visit smokebrush.org for more.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Open Wed.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Colorado Art Education Association Annual Exhibit 2007, an annual showcase of works created by Colorado art teachers, through March 17. Visit trilakesarts.org for more.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring The Way We Live Now and other artist books from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, through March 16. Miracles and Memories, embroidered pictorial narratives in the University Center, March 1-31. Opening reception, March 1, 5-8 p.m. Student Art Exhibition, April 6 to June 1. Water Media International XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Functional Art, furniture by expert woodworker Michael Velez. Visit velezgalleries.com for more.

Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Birds and Blooms, works by Elizabeth Hacker, Linda Hauff and others. Opening reception, Fri., March 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

Woodland Park Public Library Gallery, 218 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-8562. Open Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekend hours vary. Featuring Capricorn Rising, works by Julianza Shavin-Katz as a memorial to her father, though March. Visit opticalreverb.com for more.

art events Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. Presenting "Spinning Novelty Yarns," a lecture and workshop with award-winning hand spinner Debi Dodge. Fri., March 9, 9 a.m. Call 685-4251 for more.

Art Glass Classes, Full Spectrum Art Glass Supply & Gallery, 828-A E. Fillmore St. Offering "Wireworking Stained Glass Panel," March 9. "Beginner Jewelry Fusing," March 10. "Beginner Stained Glass: Copper Foiling," March 10. "Beginning Glass Fusing," March 11. Call 630-7664 to register.

Plein Air Workshop, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Free. Learn the history and techniques of outdoor art. Artists of all levels welcome. Saturdays, March 10 and 17, 2 p.m. E-mail janet.sellers@mac.com for reservations.

21st Annual District 12 Student Art Exhibit, Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road. Free. Featuring an awards presentation followed by the exhibit opening with works by K-12 students. Tues., March 13, 6:30 p.m. Runs through March 16. Call 475-6110 for more.

Muralist Leo Tanguma, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch artist Leo Tanguma as he paints a community sculptural mural in the Hoag Gallery celebrating Hispanic culture in the U.S., though April 28. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.

"Curatorial Voices in Contemporary Art: Adam Lerner," Fine Arts Center, Music Room, 30 W. Dale St. Free. Presenting Adam Lerner, founder and executive director of The Lab at Belmar. Wed., April 11, 6 p.m. Call 262-4612 for more.

Auditions & Entries
CHANGE, a subgroup of TESSA, is seeking two-dimensional works for Finding Our Voices, an art exhibit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All survivors, allies and supporters are encouraged to submit entries by March 8. Call 761-6002 or e-mail revjenb@gmail.com for more.

CSU-Pueblo announces the 13th annual Southern Colorado's women poets competition. Submit up to three poems by Fri., March 9. The back of each poem should include: author's name, phone number, address and division (middle school, high school, college or community-at-large). Submit to M. Barber, P-162, CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte, Pueblo, CO 81001 or e-mail margaret.barber@colostate-pueblo.edu.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Tour is seeking artists to paint life-size, fiberglass elk that will be placed throughout Teller County as part of a public art project this summer. Chosen artists will be paid $750. Visit elksrus.com to submit a design or sponsor an elk.

The Manitou Springs Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in its second annual Wearable Art Benefit Show to be held in April. Interested artists should send an e-mail to JuliaFantaFaces@comcast.net by March 15. Include name, e-mail address, phone number, street address, description of your work and two jpg photos.

The Mizel Museum is sponsoring its sixth annual bookmark competition entitled "Building Bridges Between People and Places" for students in grades K-2 and 3-6, through March 15. Call 303/394-9993 ext. 3 or visit mizelmuseum.org for entry forms and more.

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking nominations for the newest class of Mayor's 100 Teens. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, leadership and academic success. The submission deadline is March 23. Call 385-6954 or visit springsgov.com for nomination packets.

Art In Community (AIC) promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. First exhibit will be March 24. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating please call 540-3592.

Pikes Peak Arts Fest is seeking fine artists and artisans to participate in the Third Annual Pikes Peak Art Fest to be held at the Pikes Peak Center on June 8-10. Submit three slides or digitals by March 30. Call 290-1981 or e-mail maricahefti@cs.com for more.

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Featuring Soul Works, flame-worked Italian glass by - Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin - Anderson, through March 19. Visit commonwheel.com - for more.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Soul Works, flame-worked Italian glass by Jannine Scott and contemporary paintings by Robin Anderson, through March 19. Visit commonwheel.com for more.

Civic Opportunities
Community Blood Drive, Bonfils Blood Center Bus. Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., March 10, noon to 4 p.m. The Citadel, 750 Citadel Drive East, March 17, noon to 4 p.m. Colorado Department of Revenue, 1480 Quail Lake Loop, March 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 800/365-0006 or visit bonfils.org for more.

Ella Mae Bransom Sickle Cell Association Fundraiser, Trinity Baptist Church, 617 E Fountain Blvd. Free. Featuring a fundraiser to improve quality of health, life and services for those affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions. Sun., March 11, 3:30-5 p.m. Call 596-7308 for more.

9th Annual Memories in the Making Fundraiser, Broadmoor International Center, 21 Lake Circle. $120. The Alzheimer's Association presents their annual art auction and dinner. Proceeds will support the group's mission, programs and services. Sat., May 12, 6-10 pm. Call 266-8773 or visit alzco.org for more.

East Middle Public Hearing, District 11 Administration Building, 1115 N. El Paso St. D-11 Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the future utilization of East Middle School. March 14, 7:30 p.m. Visit cssd11.k12.co.us for more.

Clubs & Organizations
CU Buffalo Football Winter Banquet, The Broadmoor Golf Club, 1 Lake Circle. $100. Meet the CU Football coaches and hear their reports on the upcoming season. Sat., March 10, 6 p.m. Call Barry at 227-6518 for more.

GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Dianna Francese on Zebulon Pike. Wed., March 14, 2 p.m. Call Kathy at 590-1436 for more.

Central Colorado Wilderness Coalition Meeting, Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs., March 15. Call John Stansfield at 303/660-5849 or e-mail jorcstan@juno.com for more.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m. Call 884-6229 for more.

Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call Richard Buchanan at 685-1984 for more.

The UFO Institute Colorado Springs Chapter, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Police Operations Center, 705 S. Nevada Ave.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Featuring speakers and programs on topics including protection of cold water fisheries, fly fishing, conservation and the environment. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Visit cmctu.org for more.

Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month. Call 559-7679 for more.

Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.

Recovery Incorporated, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call 393-5316 for more.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 351-7951 for more.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call AARP at 635-3579 for more.

The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events. Call 260-0651 for reservations and more.

Sno-Jets Ski Club Events, Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St. Club meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Offering ski trips, biking, hiking and other activities. Visit snojets.org or call 577-7669 for more.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $7.50. For all women in the workplace, a buffet luncheon with speakers addressing the theme Wednesday Matinee: Encouragement for Life's Reel Dramas through April. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 884-6234 by Monday prior for reservations.

WINGS provides therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. Women's groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group is developing a waiting list. Call 800/373-8671 or visit wingsfound.org for more.

El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.

Film & Video
Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing An Unfinished Life, Ruth Holley Branch, March 8, noon. The Pink Panther (with Steve Martin), Penrose Library, March 13, noon. Glory Road, East Library, March 27, noon. Call 531-6333 for more.

Remembering Lon Cheney: Film & Westside History, Old Colorado History Center, 1 S. 24th St. $2 suggested donation. Born to deaf parents and attending school in Old Colorado City, Lon Cheney went on to be a Hollywood megastar. Enjoy a video and discussion about his life and his talents. Fri., March 9, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Journey to Community Film Series, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. Hosting a community-wide showing and discussion of the film The Secret. Sat., March 10, 7:30-10 p.m. Call 633-7717 or visit asuuc.net for more.

AMERICA: Freedom to Fascism, Pueblo Library InfoZone, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo. Producer Aaron Russo set out to find the law that requires Americans to pay income tax. Tues., March 13, 7 p.m. Call 719/562-5650 for more.

French Cin Club, CC's Max Kade Theater, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Police (1985), March 26. La Chevre (1981), April 2. Le Retour de Martin Guerre (1982), April 9. Elisa (1995), April 23. Mon Oncle d' Amerique (1980), April 30. Vatel (2000), May 7. Showings at 6:30 p.m., in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.

Food & Drink
"Eating Locally, Thinking Globally: Sustainability and the Food System," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting Jack Kloppenburg as part of the Food-Chained Lecture Series. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Beer Tasting, March 8. New World Wine Tasting, March 10. St. Patrick's Day Tasting, March 17. California Wine Tasting, March 24. Microbrew Tasting, March 29. Wines of the World Tasting, March 31. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.

16th Annual Wine Festival, Garden of the Gods Club, Broadmoor Hotel and Paragon Culinary School. $30-$175. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents Pinot Noirs from Around the World with seminars, tastings, dinner, auctions and more. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.

The Warehouse Restaurant Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. $50. Presenting a New Orleans/Cajun wine dinner in five courses. Sat., March 10, 7 p.m. Call 475-8880 for more.

Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering The Perfect Fish Steak, March 9, 6-7 p.m. Kids Wild About Cooking, March 10, 10 a.m. Detoxification with Exercise, March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Irish Dairy Delights, March 14, 6-7 p.m. Playing with Food, March 16. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, March 20. Call 622-1099 for more.

Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Simply Reds," March 25, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "Australian Wines," March 29, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Colorado Wines," April 26, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "White Wine Please," April 29, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.

The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering "Weekly Chef Tastings," Mondays through March, 6 p.m., $40. Wine tastings, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., $20. "South American Red," March 14. "Wines with Chocolate," March 21. "Spanish Wines," March 28. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.

Chef's Catalog Retail Store Classes, 5070 Centennial Blvd. $60. French Cuisine with Henri Chaperont of La Petite Maison, March 12. Famous Cuisine with Chef Bryan Sack of The Famous, March 13. Italian Cuisine with Chef Don Louie, March 15. Irish Cuisine with Chef Mari Younkin of Sodexo, March 17. Vegetarian Class with Chef Don Louie, March 23. Call 272-2700 for more.

Health & Healing
Meditation Classes, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $8. These classes with Gen Kelsang Losel, offer methods to increase peace, happiness and positive states of mind through meditation. Thurs., March 8, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 303/813-9551 or visit meditationincolorado.org for more.

Beginning Reiki, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. Learn to heal yourself on the physical, mental and emotional level. Thurs., March 8, 2:30-5 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Benet Hill Center Events, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $10 suggested donation. Featuring Senior Day of Enrichment: A Father and Son's Walk Across Ireland, Fri., March 9, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 473-6184 for more.

Memorial Hospital North Public Grand Opening, 4050 Briargate Pkwy. Offering tours, entertainment, information on alternative therapy and the new hospital and its services. Sat., March 10, noon to 5 p.m. Visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.

Soma Studio Events, "The Circle: A Gathering of Women" using art, ritual, and improvisational movement to explore the seasons. $18. Sat., March 10, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 291-3120 or visit somamovement.org for more.

Heart Centered Living Workshop, Heart Center 1322 N Academy Blvd 114H. Presenting an in-depth exploration of what it means to live in the "heart center." Sat.-Sun., March 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 622-0703 for more.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering "Dreams and Visions," Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m., through March 18. "The New Earth" Study Group, Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m., through April 2. "The Game of Life and How to Play It," Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., through April 11. Yoga Class, Wednesdays 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.

Woman's Story Gathering: An Afternoon of Women's Spirituality, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministry Center, 2650 Parish View, Mount St. Francis. Presenting "Being the Balm in Gilead: Honoring the Life and Mission of Sister Thea Bowman." Sun., March 11, 2-4 p.m. Call Donna Schwers at 594-6050 for more.

"Storiesabout Past Lives, Dreams, & Soul Travel," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Offering a free discussion. Sun., March 11, 10:30 a.m. Call 495-1096 or visit eckankar.org for more.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," Tues., March 13, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," Tues., March 20, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," Tues., March 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 for more.

Animal Leadership Workshop, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Presenting Linda Nations on how to communicate with and understand animals. Free introductory class, Sun., March 25, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Full workshop, Sun., April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $95. Call 471-4556 for more.

"VA Mad Medicine: The Danger to Veterans from Doctors and Administrators," Ruth Holley Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd. Free. Presenting author Gwendolyn Bailey. Come share your story. Sat., March 17, 1-3 p.m. Call Renee at 638-1337 for more.

Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. "EFT Healing Group," March 21, 6-8 p.m. Reservations required. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.

"Past Life Exploration," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Explore past lives and create greater understanding, awareness and healing. Pre-registration required. Sat., March 24, 1-4 p.m. Call 232-2499 or visit cohypnotherapy.com for more.

"Migraines and Chinese Medicine," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. North Springs Acupuncture presents information on traditional Chinese medicine practices that can help relieve migraine symptoms. Sat., March 17, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 598-9200 for more.

World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St. World Peace Prayer meetings, first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Call 635-8968 or visit sgiusacos.org for more.

Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St. Offering classes on intuitive eating providing motivation, support and tools to make a new start. Taught by a registered dietitian. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 548-9859 for more.

click to enlarge OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. - Featuring Silver Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr - and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.
  • OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 210-9799. Featuring Silver Gelatin and Oil, photographs by Bill Starr and paintings by Sean Dunston, through March.

Meditation, Chanting and Satsang, Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Weekly yogic meditation and chanting. Wednesdays through March 21, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Call 229-4290 for more.

Conversations With God Study Group. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7- 8:30 p.m. Call Wendy at 475-2068 for information and directions.

Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave. Donations only. Have fun and challenge yourself with polyrhythms. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Call 685-1480 or visit taketina.com for more.

"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 303/813-9551 or visit meditationincolorado.org for more.

First Congregational Saturday Movement Practice, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call 291-3120 for more.

Sacred Communitas Center Events, 1353 S. Eighth St., Suite 102. Goddess Embodied Women's Circle, $10. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Creative Abundance Circle, $10. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Call 210-1085 or visit innercraft.com for more.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from childbirth classes to pilates, massage and smoking cessation. Call 444-2273 or visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.

Celebrate Recovery, Westside First Church, 520 N. Walnut St. Join the road to recovery with this Christian-based support program. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Call 473-7113 for more.

Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite A. Silent sits on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Orientation for first timers, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness sits on Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.

Falun Gong Group, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free training, e-books and e-video. Graceful exercises to meditation music. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.

Special Needs Yoga, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. Offering yoga for those with physical challenges cancer recovery, joint and muscle limitations, fibromyalgia, heart disease and more. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 for more.

Yoga and Coffee, Java Buddha Coffee House, 2631 Colorado Ave. $5. Learn Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga from certified instructors. Call 633-5282 for times.

Lectures & Learning
"Gold in the Land of the Midnight Sun," CC's Tutt Science Lecture Hall, 1112 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting Tim Brown on Alaska's history, which is rich in geology and natural resources. Thurs., March 8, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "Practical Lawn Care and Alternative Groundcovers," March 8. "Surrender in the Turf War and the Importance of Worms," March 20 and 22. "Trees for the Pikes Peak Region," March 27 and 29. Call 636-8923 to register.

"Using Foliage to Enhance Your Garden," First United Methodist Church, 920 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting a slide presentation by Angela Overy about creative gardening. Fri., March 9, 10 a.m. to noon. Call Carol at 635-2663 for reservations by March 1.

"Why Myth Matters," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. Presenting author and Jungian analyst James Hollis, Ph.D. "Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life" lecture, Fri., March 9, 7 p.m. "Mythic Cycles," lecture and workshop, Sat., March 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 527-0622 for reservations and more.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting "Basics of Bicycle Maintenance" with experts from REI. Tues., March 13, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.

Gardening Class Series, Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "The Complete Bonsai Workshop," March 10, 10-noon. "Hyper-Tufa Troughs," March 31 and April 7, $45. Call 574-8058 to RSVP.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 N. Gate Blvd. Celebrating Women's History Month with Nancy Steward portraying Julie Penrose. Sat., March 10, 1 p.m. Call 488-0880 or visit wmmi.org for more.

"From Discovery to Exhibit Hall: How We Do It," Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into dinosaur excavation and exhibition with Mike Triebold. Sat., March 10, 2-4 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 111 for more.

"Railroads, Mines and Mills of Ute Pass Area," Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. "Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Past and Present," with David Maddox and Linda Landes, Sun., March 11, 3 p.m. "The Cliff House: Mountain Hospitality at Its Finest," with Deborah Harrison and Betty Jo Cardona, Sun., March 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

"Eight Bits About Digital Culture," CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Lance Strate will discuss the development of media technologies and the ways in which they have allowed us to edit our realities. Mon., March 12, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

"Feeding the Whole Family," Whole Foods Market, 7635 N. Academy Blvd. Free Registered Dietician Martha Rosenau will present a class on how to simplify meal planning for families with hectic schedules, active kids and picky eaters. Wed., March 14, 6-7 p.m. Call 531-9999 for reservations.

"The Violence of War and the Struggle for Peace: Why the Iraq War Must End Now," Sacred Heart Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring a panel of experts on peacemaking as the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War looms. Sat., March 17, 7-9 p.m. Anti-war rally in Acacia Park, Sun., March 18, 2-4 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," March 28 and April 25. "Funding Your Business," April 3. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.

"Restoring Global Health," CC's Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management International, to discuss how our interactions with living systems affect global health. Thurs., March 29, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6603 for more.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, March 29 and May 29. Penrose Library, April 17, May 8 and June 19. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.

"Understanding Gems," Doubletree Hotel World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. The Referral Institute of Colorado is sponsoring a full-day workshop to improve your ability to interact with clients. Thurs., March 29. Call 491-6686 for more.

"Starting a Small Business," $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Peterson Air Force Base, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Fort Carson, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Schriever Air Force Base, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more. Call 520-2384 or visit d11.org/communityed for a schedule of classes.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, various library locations. Offering book clubs, story times and programs on writing, business, languages, computers, parenting, crafts, film, history, animals, theater and more for children, teens, adults and seniors. Call 531-6333 or visit ppld.org for times and locations.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations. Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org for more.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.

Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. Call 282-2706 for more.

Literary Events
Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N Cascade Ave. Free. Discussing Grand Inquisitor by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Thurs., March 8, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1206 for more.

Barnes & Noble, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Presenting Chris Carmichael signing 5 Essential for a Winning Life. Sat., March 10, 2 p.m. Call 266-9960 for more.

Borders Book Events, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Presenting Nicholas Ifkovits signing Quiet Moments Alone with God. Sat., March 10, 11 a.m. Call 266-1600 for more.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. Azar Nafisi, Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. David Mason, Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Peter Matthiessen, Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.

Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $295-$350. Presenting a journey into the world of commercial fiction with speakers that include authors, agents and editors. April 20-22. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net for more.

Music

acoustic

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. Presenting Erika Luckett, Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m., $20. Mike Dowling, Concert: Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m., $20. Workshop: Sun., April 22, $30. Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Call 329-1644 or visit house-concerts.org for more.

House Concert Series, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $10-$12. Featuring original music of Joe Uveges, March 16, 7 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.

classical

Colorado Springs School Recital Series, Louisa Center for the Performing Arts, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $10-$15. Presenting The Lyrique Quintette. Thurs., March 8, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-9747 ext. 110 or visit css.org for more.

Pueblo Symphony, Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo. $20-$25. Presenting Cello Passion, Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Season Finale, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Showcasing cellist Ani Aznavoorian and violinist Stefan Milenkovich performing Brahms' "Double" and Beethoven's "Triple" Concertos. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m. and Sun., March 11, 2:30 p.m. Call 520-7469 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.

Pueblo Symphony for Kids, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $10. For Kids, By Kids: Back to Broadway, Sat., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road. $5-$8. Music director Roger Sebby and the Philharmonic present Music of the British Isles with the Colorado Skye Pipe Band, March 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-6468 or visit www.pikespeakphil.org for more.

St. Andrew's Recital Series, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cañon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Chamber Music Recitals featuring Concertos, Bach for Violin and Oboe, Brandenburg #6, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-2396 for more.

click to enlarge Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 - -1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring - Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through - December. Opening reception and sale, Sat., March 10, - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit laurareilly.com for more.
  • Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 -1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December. Opening reception and sale, Sat., March 10, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit laurareilly.com for more.

Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Series, Forestgate Presbyterian Church, 970 Northgate Road. $18-$22. Presenting Michael Baron and Renato Premezzi, piano duo. Sat., April 21, 7 p.m. Call 484-0192 for more.

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting the Season Finale, May 5-7. Call 633-3649 for more.

other music

A Little Night Music, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $10. Featuring the OutLoud Men's Chorus. Guest performance by guitarists Annie Garretson and Barb Doyle, keyboardist Warren Ryd and pianist John Saxon. Sat., March 10, 7-9 p.m. For more, call 331-5462.

Sacred Concert Series, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $12-$20. Presenting The Denver Brass, Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums and Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers. Free childcare available. Sun., March 11, 7 p.m. Call 471-4361 for more.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair, Olympian Plaza, 975 S Union Blvd. $5-$7. Enjoy an afternoon of big band jazz and swing provided by the Lewis Palmer High School Jazz Orchestra. Proceeds benefit the Danny Stevenson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Sun., March 11, 2-5 p.m. Call 685-9451 or visit ppjass.org for more.

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price, Colorado Springs World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $35-$55. Featuring the country music legends' Last of the Breed tour. Tues., March 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit worldarena.com for more.

St. Patrick's Day Eve Big Band Dance, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland, Woodland Park. $10. Presenting the music of Swing Factory to benefit the Woodland Park Wind Symphony program. appetizers. Fri., March 16, 8-11 pm. Call 687-2210 for more.

Performances
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring Death of King Edmund and a gourmet dinner, Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m. Murder Aboard the Titan and a gourmet dinner, March 23, 7:30 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.

Moving, CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. $5. Dance faculty will explore the boundaries of personal space, the idealized beauty of centerfolds and the line between passion and violence. Fri.-Sun., March 9-11. Call 389-6607 for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. Presenting Romeo and Juliet, Sat., March 10, 4 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park St., Castle Rock. $20. Presenting Aaron Fisher and his Poker Pro Comedy Show. Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/660-6799 or visit amazingshows.com for more.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $10-$32. Presenting companion plays Laundry and Bourbon and Lone Star. March 9-10, 7 p.m. and March 11, 2 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 or runyontheater.org for more.

365 Days/365 Plays: Week 17, Penrose Public Library, Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting works by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who decided to write a play a day for 365 days. Adult situations and language. Sunday, March 11, 2 pm and 3:30 p.m. Call 471-3405 for more.

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Master Hypnotist Jac Rene, through March 11. Steve Gastineau, March 14, 15 & 18. Steve "Mudflap" McGrew, March 16-17. Call 591-0707 or visit loonees.com for more.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, March 13, 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Bob and Tom All-Star Comedy Tour, March 16, 7:30 p.m. Harry the Dirty Dog, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring The Importance of Being Earnest through March 18. The Caucasian Chalk Circle, April 19-28. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring Little Shop of Horrors, through March 11. The Complete History of America ... Abridged, March 30 to April 15. Into the Woods, May 11 to June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Featuring Disney on Ice: Monsters Inc. , March 22-25. Harlem Globetrotters, April 5, 7 p.m. Carlos Mencia, April 28, 8 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit worldarena.com for more.

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Presenting Lazer Vaudeville, March 31. All shows 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.

Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Featuring Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.

Recreation
Roller Derby Madness, Tour Inline Arena, 3325 Meadow Ridge Drive. $13-$15. Presenting the Pikes Peak Derby Dames Slamazons vs. New Mexico Munecas Muertas. Sat., March 10, 8 p.m.

"America's Boating Course," Pikes Peak Flotilla/U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Presenting a class on the basics of boating along with a workbook and CD. Insurance discount may apply for those who pass. Sat., March 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Dorene at 632-8129 for location and registration.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Young Naturalists: Wild Dogs and Snow Cats," March 10. "Nature Explorers: Magnificent Mice," March 15. Arbor Day Art Show, March 16 to April 14. "Beekeeping School," March 17-18. "Wonders of the Wolf," March 24. Call 520-6387 for more.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Clean Living Naturally," March 10. "Nature Adventures: Horns & Antlers," March 14. "Kinesthetic Astronomy," March 17. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Hairy Animals," March 22. "Container Gardening," March 24. Springs Break Nature Camp: Wake Up World," March 26-30. Call 520-6745 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Hours: Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering "Discovery Walks," Saturdays, 2 p.m. "Strolling for Bird Songs," March 11 and 18, 2 p.m. "Signs of the Spring Equinox," March 25, 2 p.m. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for more.

Wild Connections Conservation Plan, Sierra Club, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road (rear entrance). Hear about the Wild Connections Conservation Plan and how it will protect the Pike-San Isabel National Forest for biodiversity, wildlife and sustainable human uses. Tues., March 13, 7 p.m. Call Jim Lockhart at 385-0045 for more.

Rock Climbing Events, THE ROCK Climbing Center, 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument. Family Fun Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $20. Women on Wednesdays Class, March 16, 7-8:30 p.m., $20. Call 481-9099 or visit climbingtherock.com/home.php for more.

Red Rock Canyon Guided Tours, Highway 24 and South Ridge Road. Free. Offering two-hour and longer guided hikes on easy to moderate trails. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

dance parties & workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, country waltz and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., March 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Instruction at 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Offering dances every Saturday to live music including big band, country, Latin and polka, Sat., March 10, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances third Friday of the month, 8-11 p.m. Call 633-0195 or visit internationalpolkaclub.org for more.

Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Offering Ballroom Bootcamp, Wedding Workshops, teen classes and more. Ask for the introductory special. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net for more.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road. $7. Open dancing, every second and fourth Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Beginner through advanced classes available. Call 632-4055 or visit socialelegance.net for a schedule and more.

Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. Offering nightclub-style salsa dance instruction and specialty dance fitness classes. Mention the Independent to receive a free group class. Call 649-8294 or visit springssalsa.com for more.

Dances of Universal Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and circle movements from many cultures and religions on the third Friday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. through May. Call 575-0152 for more.

Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. $5 per month. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month, 7-9 p.m. Partner not required. Call 494-0563 for more.

Broadmoor Waltz Club Basic Ballroom Dance Lessons, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Also presenting classes on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Hancock Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St. Free. Must have a partner. Call 598-2885 or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com to register.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

Special Events
International Women's Day Celebration, First Christian Church, Outdoor labyrinth, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free. Celebrate through visualization, movement, and meditating in motion by walking the labyrinth. Open to women of all ages. Thurs., March 8, 11 a.m. Call Michelle Hair at 510-5096 for more.

Colorado Springs Job Fair, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2715 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. La Grand D, Spanish-language radio, is sponsoring a job fair of area employers. Fri., March 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 303/962-3560 for more.

Jammie Jam Slumber Party, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $159. This overnight retreat will feature a fashion show, speakers and music by Jana Stanfield. Proceeds benefit charities addressing domestic abuse. Fri. and Sat., March 9-10. Visit campexperience.com/jam or call Betsy Wiersma at 720/200-0271 for more.

2007 Red Ribbon Ball, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $100-$150. The Southern Colorado AIDS Project presents Dr. Neal Baer, executive producer of Law and Order: SVU, discussing Hollywood's portrayal of HIV/AIDS. Sat., March 10, 5:30 p.m. Call 578-9092 or visit s-cap.org for more.

St. Baldrick's Celebration, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St. Raising funds to fight childhood cancer by shaving heads. Sat., March 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 216-2978 or visit stbaldricks.org for more.

A Celebration of Community Leadership, United States Air Force Academy, Doolittle Hall. $60-$70. Featuring live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and a keynote presentation by Robert C. Ginnett of Impact Leadership Development Group. Sat., March 10, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 632-2618 for more.

Mature Workers' Job Fair, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The Senior Resource Council presents a job fair for older workers and business interested in employing them. Fri., April 27, noon to 4 p.m. Call 260-0744 for more.

Youth & Family
Goodwill Industries Doll Sale, 2340F Montebello Sq. Dr. Free. Offering new to antique dolls, doll clothes, doll furniture and stuffed animals. Sales support programs designed to help people reach their highest level of independence. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 635-4483 for more.

Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. "Going to the Dogs!" March 10, 10:30 a.m. "Just 4 Us: Puppet Mania," Tuesdays through March 20, 10 a.m. "Creative Explorations: Story More..." Tuesdays-Saturdays through March 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations required. Store Grand Opening, March 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.

MOMS 26th Semi-Annual Sale, Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock. The Mothers of Multiples Society hosts this used clothing sale. Sat., March 17, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Amy Schiff at 303/796-9229 for more.

Volunteer Opportunities
American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for two new Cancer Resource Centers at Penrose and Memorial Hospitals. Volunteers will offer information to cancer patients, families, caregivers and the public. Basic computer experience is preferred. Call 636-5101 ext. 3 or visit cancer.org for more.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program. Training will be held Sat., March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit casappr.org for more.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site will hold an orientation for people interested in becoming docents for the 2007 Living History Program. Sat., March 24, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 578-6777 for more.

click to enlarge The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. - Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. - Free. Featuring Sol, works referencing the sun, through - March. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists - in the Common Gallery, through March.
  • The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Sol, works referencing the sun, through March. Chromatic Vibes, works by 12 water media artists in the Common Gallery, through March.

The Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking a volunteer interested in coordinating the event's merchandise. Must be available Labor Day weekend. Call 471-4833 or visit balloonclassic.com for more.

Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults each week to improve their reading, writing or language skills. Free training beginning March 8. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 or visit ppld.org for more.

Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Call 328-1389 for more.

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to plant and maintain flowerbeds as part of the "2007 Springs in Bloom" program. Call 578-6649 or visit springsgov.com for more.

Council for Educational Travel, USA seeks loving homes to host foreign exchange students who are attending area high schools. Community Coordinators needed too. Call Karin Bugatti at 888-9CETUSA for more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to local youth as part of a new program. Go for walks, play in the park, watch movies, play board games, cook food and share other positive experiences with kids each week. Call 633-2443 or visit bbbscolo.org/pikespeak for more.

Memories in the Making, a program of the Alzheimer's Association, is looking for artists to volunteer in facilitating small art groups for people with Alzheimer's disease. Call Susan at 684-2030 for more.

American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail volunteer@money.org for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit tsacs.org for more information.

Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit careandshare.org for more.

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Divide is seeking volunteers to learn dog-training techniques and work with shelter dogs. Call 686-7707 or visit tcrascolorado.com for more.

Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit memorialheathsystems.com for more.

All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.

Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.

Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit indigomtn.org.

Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit safeplaceco.org or call 638-1424 for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit dreampower-arf.com for more.

Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.com for more.

Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.

Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.

Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for caregiver respite, patient visits, phone contacts, office support and special projects. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. New volunteer training starts Friday, March 16. Call Kent Mathews at 573-4166 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 for more.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Starsmore Discovery Center, volunteers needed at the North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Hours are flexible and the work is fun. Call 578-6146 for more.

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120. Caring volunteers needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. Call 265-1109 for more.

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit pikespeakhospice.org or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.

TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.

Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.

Out of Town

art

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Bebe Alexander: Constructives and Arvada Artist's Guild 48th Annual Membership Exhibition through March 25. Marie Gibbons and Jimmy Sellars: Residual Memory through April 11. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring works by Halim Al-Karim, Kris Cox and Christopher Morris through May 19. Visit bmoca.org for more.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism through May 25. Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, April 13 to July 6. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.

Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Kitchen Goddess through March 23. Faces of Creativity: Portraits of Artists, Musicians and Poets by Photographer George Pickow through April 27. Visit lakewood.org for more.

Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. Featuring Representing the Unspeakable: 10 "Glocal" Artists Interpret Genocide through April 27. Call 303/394-9993 or visit mizelmuseum.org for more.

film

IMAX Film Festival, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Featuring six favorite films, selected by viewers, from those shown during the theater's 23-year history, through March 15. Call 800/925-2250 or visit dmns.org for more.

music

The Denver Folk and Roots Music Festival, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver. $40-$75. Presenting the Taj Mahal Trio and other acts. Sat., March 31, 6 p.m. Call 303/777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org for more.

North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss. $20-$50. Featuring bluegrass, folk, acoustic blues, honky-tonk and old-time music in a family setting with performances, jams, workshops and camping. June 8-10. Call 970/872-8000 or visit northforkbluegrass.com for more.

recreation & learning

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Holly Shimizu, April 5, 7 p.m. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Call 720/865-3580 or visit botanicgardens.org for more.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting The Horse in Fine Art through March 21. Art and the Animal through April 1. Showing the film Wolves through August. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $6-$10. Featuring Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, an exhibit exploring the life and work of the scientist, inventor and diplomat, through May 20. Call 303/322-7009 or visit dmns.org for more.

performances Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, through May 4. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $21. Featuring Carnival of the Animals with puppeteer Jim Gamble, March 18, 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, March 10 to Aug. 5. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets and more.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $4-$6. Featuring Trunks: A Live Comic Book, a children's play, every other Saturday through May 5 at 1 and 3 p.m. Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m. Call 720/946-1388 or visit buntport.com for more.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $12-$25. Featuring Right On, America, a late night comedy show. Fridays and Saturdays through March 10, 10:30 p.m. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.

Free for All Series, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver. Presenting free performances from the Denver Center for Performing Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. Mrs. Warren's Profession, March 14. Pure Confidence, March 21. Tickets released at 4:30 p.m. Performances at 6:30 p.m. Visit denvercenter.org for more.

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